Celebrate Canada 150!.

This July 1st, Canadians everywhere will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada! This is an opportunity to gather in our communities to celebrate the achievements of Canadians and reflect on the heritage passed down to us through the works of Canadian authors, poets, artists, and innovators. Our history is steeped with stories of learning, victory, and growth, with each new chapter revealing itself to be more interesting than the last.

In this momentous year marking the big 150, Canada Day celebrations will be bigger than ever! There will be major celebrations in cities from coast to coast all week long, featuring must-see musical performances. As we look ahead, here’s where to show off your Canadian pride around these Aspen Ridge communities.

TORONTO -  Nathan Phillips Square

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at Nathan Phillips Square, a customary tradition for all Torontonians! Canadian trailblazers, Barenaked Ladies, are set to hit the stage on June 30th, while July 1st will bring a mixture of music, dance, circus, and street art to life! Experience music performances through two stages showcasing current urban, indie, roots, pop and world music by both emerging and established artists. Keep your eyes out for Canadian artists such as Charlotte Day Wilson, DVSN, and Belly, who will perform throughout the weekend. Finally, cap your night off with a bang with fireworks that will be starting at 10:55 PM.

July 1, 2017 | Nathan Phillips Square | 2 – 11 PM | Free

NORTH YORK - Mel Lastman Square

The North York area will host a special Canada 150 celebration in Mel Lastman Square. There will be musical stylings from Persian funk, Indigenous hip hop, indie rock, and Afro-Latin soul. Family-friendly programming and food and beverage will be available all day for non-stop fun. After a night of dancing and music, stay tuned for the fireworks happening at 10:55 PM

July 1, 2017 | Mel Lastman Square | 2 – 11 pm | Free

BRAMPTON - Chinguacousy Park

Brampton Celebrates Canada 150 at Chinguacousy Park with an event that will run from afternoon to night! The event will feature internationally acclaimed and local live entertainment with headliners like Big Wreck and Yukon Blonde. Keep your tummy happy by enjoying the various food vendors that will line the park. Fireworks are set to begin at 10:00 PM.

July 1, 2017 | Chinguacousy Park | 12 - 10 pm | Free

VAUGHAN - Boyd Conservation Area

The city of Vaughan will be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in the beautiful Boyd Conservation Area. The headline stage will feature spicy Samba Squad and edgy sensation, Michelle Treacy. If you are a small or medium-sized business, their programming now offers a Business Zone where it provides a variety of exhibitors an exceptional opportunity to garner exposure and networking! They are now open for registration.

July 1, 2017 | Boyd Conservation Area | 12 – 10 pm | Free


From everyone here at Aspen Ridge and Aspire, we wish you and your family a safe and celebratory Canada Day!